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Statement of State Representative Jim Ananich (D-Flint) in Opposing the Right-to-Work Legislation


“I strongly opposed this job-killing, divisive measure because we should be focused on working together to restore our economy, not pitting people against each other. This legislation will only take money out of the pockets of hardworking people, costing us jobs, and weakening the middle class.

The place where I grew up, the town I love and call home, Flint Michigan is rightfully recognized as the birthplace of collective bargaining and the middle class. I can tell you that we’ve fought and won this fight before, and we will not give up on these values and priorities now. I can promise you that I will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the working families who are making their voice heard on this.

Make no mistake that the Republicans who control the legislature made this choice and crammed this through in a shameful way because they know it does not have the support of the majority of people. As a son of Flint, this was a battle I had hoped would not come, but it is one worth fighting in every way we can.”

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